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Report: Transition to Remote Work Has Long-Term Impact

In a recent survey, 70 percent of global IT leaders reported that more than half of their companies' employees are working remotely due to the pandemic. That's roughly triple the share of staffers working remotely before the COVID-19 shutdown, according to a report from Infoblox and Zogby Analytics.

Higher Ed Loses 560,200 Students in Fall 2020 over Fall 2019

College enrollments have fallen by 2.5 percent overall for fall 2020, almost twice the size of the fall 2019 decline. The latest and final reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center for the semester stated that higher education lost about 560,200 students over the previous year.

Faculty Expect to Return to Face-to-Face Instruction for Fall 2021, but with Online Elements

The reopening of campuses post-pandemic won't necessarily spell the end to online learning, according to a recent survey from Top Hat.

10 Lessons for Colleges on COVID Testing

A new "rapid expert consultation" on COVID-19 testing from the National Academies explores strategies to help college leaders prepare for the spring 2021 semester.



Report: 15 Ways to Promote Safe Student Behaviors on Campus During COVID

The National Academies has issued a new "rapid expert consultation" that provides strategies for encouraging students to behave in ways that will help stem the spread of COVID infections on college campuses.

COVID-19 Wreaks Havoc on High Schooler College Plans

Due to changes in education wrought by COVID-19, the number of 2020 high school graduates who went to college immediately this fall dropped by nearly 22 percent, compared to 2019 graduates.

Community Colleges Get Moody's Downgrade

Moody's has given a negative outlook to community colleges for 2021, matching the negative outlook it had already issued for four-year public and private universities.

Vocational School Turns to Interactive Displays for Remote Instruction

Georgia Career Institute, a vocational school with three campuses, has adopted 16 Google Jamboard interactive displays from BenQ to add interaction, engagement and better student comprehension to its remote instruction.

U Arizona: Students Must Test for COVID or Lose WiFi Access

The University of Arizona has announced that starting in the spring it will require weekly testing for COVID-19 among students living in dorms or attending in-person classes. If they refuse or forget, they'll lose access to the campus WiFi network.

Alabama A&M to Implement New Managed Campus WiFi

An Historically Black University has chosen to upgrade its wireless networking capacity through a managed service. Founded in 1875, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University recently announced that it had selected Apogee to implement a new high-speed WiFi network in its four colleges and at a 972-acre off-campus agricultural research station.